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Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:12 am 
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Why aren't there any rhino's in KTP? :hmz:


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Hi picnic,

Black rhino would actually do very good in the park, buy i guess thatthe water quality would not suite them in the park.

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I've read somewhere that Bitterpan has good water. :D Maybe lucky. :hmz: :dance:


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Or maybe not? :hmz: Had my hopes up, but looks like it is a mission impossible. I figured them blackies in my head already, walking in the Kgalagadi. See them by surprise on a early morning drive. :hmz: One can only imagine what it would be like. :hmz: Maybe one day. :whistle: But for now dreaming about it is all there is. :)


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Habitat of black rhinoceros.

The black rhinoceros is a herbivorous browser that eats leafy plants, branches, shoots, thorny wood bushes, and fruit. Their diet can reduce the amount of woody plants, which may benefit grazers (who eat grass), but not competing browsers. It has been known to eat up to 220 species of plants. It can live up to 5 days without water during drought. Black rhinos live in primarily grasslands, savannas, and tropical bushland habitats.

They browse for food in the morning and evening. In the hottest part of the day they are most inactive- resting, sleeping, and wallowing in the mud. Wallowing helps cool down body temperature during the day and protects against parasites. If mud is not available rhinos will wallow in dust. Drinking water is most common in the afternoon. When black rhinos browse they use their lips to strip the branches of their leaves.

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Reproduction of the black rhinoceros.

The adults are solitary in nature, coming together only for mating. Mating does not have a seasonal pattern but births tend to be towards the end of the rainy season in more arid environments.
When in season the females will mark dung piles. Males following females that are in season will follow her; when she defecates he will scrape and spread the dung, making it more difficult for any other adult males to pick up her scent trail.

Courtship behaviors before mating include snorting and sparring with the horns among males. Another courtship behavior is called bluff and bluster, where the rhino will snort and swing its head from side to side aggressively before running away repeatedly. Breeding pairs stay together for 2–3 days and sometimes even weeks. They mate several times a day over this time and copulation lasts for a half an hour.

The gestation period is 15 to 16 months. The single calf weighs about 35–50 kg at birth, and can follow its mother around after just three days. Weaning occurs at around 2 years of age for the offspring. The mother and calf stay together for 2–3 years until the next calf is born; female calves may stay longer, forming small groups. The young are occasionally taken by hyenas and lions. Sexual maturity is reached from 5–7 years old for females, and 7–8 years for males. The life expectancy in natural conditions (without poaching pressure) is from 35–50 years.

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We don't want poachers in KTP :sniper: :sniper: :sniper: so just as well there are no blackies :evil:


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Thinking of the Kgalagadi again. :think: It's full moon. :evil: I should've been there. :wall:


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Watching for the leopard at Urikaruus :hmz: :evil:


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or KK... stroking... the Leopard...ess... under the full moon :whistle:

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:thumbs_up: Tonight Twee Rivieren and tomorrow Mata-mata. 8)


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